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CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
after the derailment, according to a senior law enforcement source, rockefeller told first responders, going along and i'm in a days, i don't know what happened. ntsb investigators say that ten-year veteran driver was on the second day of a five-day shift. >> the day was a typical nine-hour day. these days were routine days. there's every indication he would have had time to get full restorative sleep. >> reporter: his lawyer says he went to bed at 8:30 and got up at 3:30 a.m. that his client had a good night's sleep and is cooperating in every day. >> i think it takes a strong man to come down and be honest. that's what billy's doing. >> reporter: on the question of the brakes, rockefeller had initially claimed, according to a source, that they didn't work. >> we determined that the metro north mechanical department performed a proper brake test prior to the accident train leaving the station. and there were no anomalies noted. >> reporter: the federal rail administration is expressing serious concerns about metro north's recent series of accidents. in a letter to the head of the mta
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
jumping the tracks and there were no reports of brake problems. according to a law enforcement official, rockefeller said he tried to brake but the train didn't stop. the 20-year railroad veteran appeared coherent another official said, results of drug and alcohol tests are not yet known. the ntsb will also look at whether fatigue was a factor. >> we will be developing what we call a 72-hour time line so we have a good understanding of what sort of activities preceded this accident. >> reporter: sources tell cnn rockefeller's phone records have been subpoenaed but based on a preliminary review, it's not believed the engineer was on his phone at the time of the dera derailment that killed four. among them, jim lovell who was commuting to work on sunday morning. >> my dad was not a victim. he was a loving father, great dad, best friend, uncle. i am so proud and blessed that i was able to call him my father. >> reporter: the ntsb says there's no indication of sabotage. they are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby bridge. for more clues on what went wrong. meantime we have l
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
said, the family is fine. as a matter of fact, my wife and sister-in-law and two grandsons are in the car. he said in the car? he said bring them in. so he came, asked for them to come in and we were in the foyer of his office in his home and he met my grandsons, my sister-in-law and my spouse. it was a wonderful, wonderful time. >> i this i a beautiful corollary on that story that gives a sense of how nelson mandela knew who he was, knew what he represented. is it true he said to you, bring your family in, let them know that nelson mandela thinks that you are an important man? >> yes. he was very, very gracious. he looked at mayan grad sons, one 11, one 13, first time they visited south africa. he said do you know your grandfather is a very important man? and i just couldn't handle it. i said, nelson mandela is saying i'm an important man? he says, yes, he's the united states ambassador to south africa. >> of course when it came from him, not only did it mean a lot but it was also about what it was motivated by. it wasn't being pompous, of course, it was his sense of purpose. that's
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> the administration will say, this law is much more than just a website. but what is the significance of this benchmark, do you think? >> well, part of it is math. part of it is they got to hit certain numbers. they say in order for this whole system to work. you take a look at the map of the country and look at the numbers now sort of in terms of you have the obama care sites, states doing it themselves, then you have the healthcare.gov states. take a look. they want to hit 7 million in total by the end of march. those are the numbers sort of over the last several weeks here. cloe closer to 200,000. people sign up for these things late. it's psychology, you wait until the last minute to do things. the numbers could go up, especially in march. also, 200,000 is not even close to the 7 million they hope to have. also this anxiety of people who have had their policies cancelled and who are now trying to get to the site to find out what the new premium will be. what the new plan will be, who had trouble getting on. it's a concern for them in particular. >> i have to ask you about this opi
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
. the judge in the case says not releasing the call only serves to fuel speculation in our law enforcement officials. >> i did listen to them. i did hear them. >> reporter: neil lost his 6-year-old son jesse. while he didn't want the calls to be released, he felt compelled to listen. >> i felt it was something i needed to do or wanted to do, just to know. you know, jesse was my son. i brought him into the world. >> reporter: some victims relatives like the daughter of slain principal dawn, the audio helped paint a complete picture. there is nothing on the recordings that violates the victim's privacy, she said, the public has the right to know. one thing all the victim's families stand united on, continuing their loved one's legacy. >> i prefer to focus less on the tragedy but instead be seen as something in a person that is going to help prevent future violence in this country. >> i guess if i had one wish, i wish that everyone could do an act of kindness or try to do a good deed and remember a tragedy in the victims in honor of sandy hook elementary school children and the te
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
commitment to democracy and rule of law ratified not only by his election but by his willingness to step down from power after only one term. given the sweep of his life, the scope of his accomplishments, the adoration that he so rightly earned, it's tempting, i think, to remember nelson mandela as an icon, smiling and serene, detached from the tawdry affairs of lesser men but madiba himself strongly resisted such a lifeless portrait. instead, madiba insisted on sharing with us his doubts and his fears. his miscalculations along with his victories. i am not a saint, he said, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. it was precisely because he could admit to imperfection, because he could be so full of good humor, even mischief, despite the heavy burdens that he carried, that we loved him so. he was not a bus made of marble, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. and that's why we learned so much from him and that's why we can learn from him still. for nothing he achieved was inevitable. in the arc of his life, we see a man wh
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
of the united states. >> reporter: less than 60 bills have been signed into law so far this year. assuming lawmakers don't pick up the pace next year, and that's a pretty safe bet, since 2014 is a midterm election year, this congress will become the least productive in some four decades. that according to cnn analysis of congressional records. it's no wonder approval ratings for congress are at all-time lows. a cnn poll averaging most recent national surveys of congressional approval indicates just 10% give congress a thumbs-up. republicans blame democrats for the gridlock. >> we passed nearly 150 bills in this congress. many of them would help our economy. they are still sitting in the united states senate. 150 bills sitting in the senate. senate democrats and president continue to stand in the way of america's priorities. >> democrats in congress and president obama point fingers right back at the gop. >> instead of rooting for failure or refighting old battles, republicans in congress need to work with us. >> most of you don't think things will improve next year. six in ten in
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
the affordable care act, the republicans have launched their own campaign to refund and repeal the law. republican leaders are promoting reports that people have been canceled from their low coverage insurance plans and insurance plans in the exchanges have dropped doctors and options. an obama care critic is a contender for the gop president nomination. new york representative peter king will meet with a well-placed political operative in new hampshire later this month. his name comes up on the short list of republicans who might want to run. king tells cnn he is not asking for endorsement or donations and will not make up his mind about running, quote, for another year and a half. >> we are already talking about it for a year and a half. >>> president obama having trouble talking about a meeting with a controversial relative. >> he said he never met with a relative in the country illeg illegal illegally. brian todd with more. >> reporter: poppy and victor, this is about an uncle of the president who has gone through legal problems with immigration and it is about the impression the w
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